Sitting in the driveway waiting for Patti to come home tomorrow and supervise the move in. One more year and we retire out of Idaho winters....
Friday, May 25, 2012
Bought this RV trailer, a 2012 Heartland north Country 29rks lake side. Not one of my better deals because I paid a bunch of medical bills with my credit cards and my credit droppped to 688. So, I traded my F-350 and financed 38000 for 12 years at 7% making the payments at 320 a month.
The truck was 335 a month and I'll save abouty 300 a month. by living next to Walmart, in gas and utilities. And when I sell the mobile here in Bonners Ferry, I'll get enough per month to pay for the new trailer. I'll also save the 180 a month lot rent.
The plan is to put Patti on Social Security and put her, for awhile, on 20 hours a week. As a people greeter this is not a problem for Walmart who has been wonderful. As a matter of fact, the employees took up a collection and gathered up 650 bucks and bought Patti a Ipad 2 and gave her some cash for her trip.
I'll retire next year from Walmart and take early Social Security and go back into business so we can travel and see everybody we know one more time.
I believe her condition will have her bedridden before we know it so I bought the trailer because I wanted her close to me while I work at walmart. We'll park in the back of the store and I and her friends can keep an eye on her while I work.
In the mean time, Yesterday I put Patti on a plane to California for Mary's graduation from grad school so she can have her last great adventure by herself. and I'm going fishing with my son, Jeremy, and getting away from it all. Monday the camper will be out of the dealers service shop and I move in at least during the week and go back to the mobile home on my weekends and get it ready for sale this summer.
So, I no longer have the 350 but I still have the '97 F-250 which is paid for and I still have to sell Patti's Suzuki as she can't drive anymore. We will keep the van, paid for, which has the power chair in it and that means getting the insurance bill back to normal.
I'll post a few more times this week if anything seems worth it.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Remains to be seen if he becomes a Bush senior or a Jimmy Carter. Now if he was running against a conservative protestant he'd be toast.
No, I still think he'll sqeak by this November and no change over the next few years.
And as far as I'm concerned, the best thing would be "gridlock" and they leave our checks alone.
P.S if they were serious in Washington they would pass a sales tax and send everyone 10 or 20000 to stimulate the economy then steal it back as we pay off old debts and buy new shit.
And no, too early for them to do that because the people who buy the elections like it just the way it is because with a huge tax code only monster companies can compete and keep a grip on their market share.
In the meantime, we are still shopping for a RV as I plan on camping in the back of Walmart and sell out here next year and head south.
They'll throw in a 4000 watt generator. Where do I sign?
President Obama is hosting two high-level international meetings in a week. He will offer his solutions to global economic and security issues. It’s doubtful the rest of the world is listening.
Mr. Obama’s international stature has decreased markedly since the heady days when he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize after only 11 days in office. He has done little to earn the “down payment” prize, and now foreign leaders expect little from him. In that respect, he lives down to expectations.
Mr. Obama’s address at the opening of the NATO conference is a case in point. He discussed his plan to “responsibly” end the war in Afghanistan, which is itself a misnomer; the war will not end, just NATO’s involvement. He made the same points he’s been making for months, stressing that the withdrawal of U.S. forces doesn’t mean abandoning Afghanistan, even though most observers believe that’s exactly what is happening.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The last time we had a depression these guys murdered each other for 5 years and we had to go in and kick their asses. Now, most of them will just have to start using our dollar and their problems would pretty much go away.
CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) — Leaders of the world’s economic powers say Germany should balance its push for European fiscal austerity with doses of stimulus spending to avoid a financial calamity with global repercussions.
The Group of Eight leaders, meeting over the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat, are trying to figure out how to tame Europe’s debt crisis while also increasing the demand for goods and spurring job growth.
In talks Saturday, President Barack Obama and leaders of Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Britain, Russia, and Japan were looking to build consensus even though a decisive plan of action seemed out of reach right now.
The G-8 session sets the stage for a far more consequential European summit next week where the countries that share the euro as their currency hope to come together on specific steps to fight rising debt while spurring a recovery.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Because of Patti's ALS taking away her ability to speak, about 60 Walmart associates got together and had a potluck for her while we were on our weekend and raised over 600 bucks and bought her an Ipad 2. She will need it for it's text to speech app. to do her job.
Also,she gets on an airplane by herself next Thursday for my daughter's graduation from grad school and needs to be able to talk to the attendants.
In the meantime, I get to go fishing and hold down the fort.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Birthday went great caught 20 trout or so. Still shopping for an RV which is a lot of fun.
Then you look at the election campaign and remind myself that these guys are pathetic.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama are statistically tied with 43.6 percent and 43.2 percent support, respectively, among likely voters surveyed in the first head-to-head matchup conducted for The Washington Times/JZ Analytics poll, which nonetheless found more enthusiasm for the president’s campaign than for the GOP’s challenger.
The survey, taken Friday and Saturday of 800 likely voters, found both men winning their own partisans, and gave Mr. Romney a slight edge among independents.
But the sizable chunk of undecided voters — 13 percent — reflects a more volatile electorate than the last time an incumbent was running for re-election and a Massachusetts politician was seeking to unseat him, said John Zogby, the pollster who conducted the survey.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Not getting any younger you know, LOL. Too lazy to work on the garden and we have company today with a BBQ this afternoon. Maybe tomorrow I'll buy something expensive. Would love to have that travel trailer we've been looking at. I got loan approval but I have to throw in my F-350 in trade and keep the F-250. Can't afford the payment on both!
Biggest problem is that that's lot of weight on the tranny and ass end of the '97 to pull. Of course, that means that in order to head south for the winter I'd need a bigger truck. it doesn't help that Patti doesn't like motorhomes but wants to stay in one place for the seasons.
Oh yea,, the broke dicks at Walmart think I'm nuts because paying 300 a month for an RV sounds like a millionair's dream to them. After all they have to pay 5 or 600 in rent for their apartments so they can watch TV.
The only issue I have now is I want to knock of 4 or 5000 from the price and then I'd have sell the mobile home which would generate 300 a month to pay for it.
Well, that's the plan for today.
Talked with my younger brother, Jake and his wife about touring in our RV's a year from now but they have to get something themselves. I'm really looking forward to wintering in Florida and Arizona even if I have to sell $5 sunglasses again. I tell people that we used to make 2 or 3 hundred a week doing that but you can't live on it alone.
So we will have Social Security checks and Medicare for Patti. And credit cards, LOL.
P.S do I look 61? HA HA!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
We are looking at this model only the one we want has to lazy boys. May look around some more if I can't get the price down to $25000.
When you have been approved for $34000 you can afford to look around and be fussy.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Oba mama frees the gays and all Hell breaks loose as the born again crowd screams WE AIN'T NO BIGOTS we just don't want these things to marry.
In the meantime the economy takes a nose dive because the working stiff is still unemployed and broke and the gang in Washington wants it that way.
In addition to the economic slowdown, the continued housing crisis, the endless turmoil in Europe and the deceleration in China and India, we are moving closer to the period where the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ will become more of a threat to the market. The fiscal cliff refers to the near-simultaneous January 2013 expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the payroll tax cuts, emergency unemployment benefits and the sequester established in last summer’s debt limit agreement. Various estimates have indicated that the hit to GDP could be as high as 4%. Many on Wall Street dismiss these concerns on the grounds that Congress and the administration will simply extend everything and, once again, ‘kick the can down the road’. That may eventually happen, but it won’t be easy.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I contend that you don't have to tax rich people's income but their consumption. You only tax the money they spend because to make up income taxes on their income it comes out of our asses in higher prices, lack of services and innovation, and slower job growth.
My main point is that i agree with much of this post but taking from producers and giving to non producers is self defeating. Of course, if you disagree show me anytime in history that this has worked for anyone but a handful of supporters of this kind of government.
As to his point of deficits getting out of control, I guess trillion dollar or so a year aren't out of control yet but must be getting close. But the truth is that there is absolutely no proof that a fiat currency can not run unlimited deficits until we have full employment. Then taxes have to be raised and interest rates jacked up, as Fed Chairman Volker did in the 70's, so inflation does not destroy the currency.
I'm sure we all are in agreement that we are a long long way from that!
Robert Reich (The Answer Isn't Socialism; It's Capitalism that Better Spreads the Benefits of the Productivity Revolution)
That’s why “supply-side” tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy are perverse. Corporations and the rich don’t need more tax cuts; they’re swimming in money as it is. The reason they don’t invest in additional productive capacity and hire more people is they don’t see a sufficient market for the added goods and services, which means an inadequate return on such investment.
But more Keynesian stimulus won’t help solve the more fundamental problem. Although added government spending has gone some way toward filling the gap in demand caused by consumers whose jobs and incomes are disappearing, it can’t be a permanent solution. Even if the wealthy paid their fair share of taxes, deficits would soon get out of control. Additional public investments in infrastructure and basic research and development can make the economy more productive – but more productivity doesn’t necessarily help if a growing portion of the population can’t absorb it.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The main problem is that in order to get the job you have to lie. If you don't toe the official line you can't get the money to run. Ask Rick Santorum. You can't do shit, like Ron Paul , even if you are the only fiscal conservative in the race.
But guys like him are for changing Washington politics and it ain't going to happen no matter how many Tea Party candidates run.
But every generation has to learn that voting for the working stiff is a waste of time.
Tea party favorite topples Lugar, Indiana's 6-term senator - Washington Times
The race was widely seen as a key test of tea party anger against incumbents two years after that same sentiment disrupted a number of Republican races and powered insurgent candidates to wins across the country.
Already, a challenger in Utah said the race is a model for his bid to unseat Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, another veteran senator under fire for his record of trying to work with Democrats in the Senate.
Democrats saw Mr. Lugar’s defeat as an unexpected opportunity. Polls show their candidate, Rep. Joe Donnelly, would have lost to Mr. Lugar, but is running neck-and-neck with Mr. Mourdock.
Mr. Mourdock assured supporters that he’s ready to take on Mr. Donnelly and said he was grateful to hear earlier that evening from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, that the national party is committed to his race.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Saturday, May 05, 2012
So much for the boom, LOL. Didn't help when Oba mama raised our taxes by taking our $400 tax credit away.
The economy has stalled. Friday’s jobs report for April was even more disappointing than March. Employers added only 115,000 new jobs, down from March’s number (the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the March number upward to 154,000, but that’s still abysmal relative to what’s needed). We need well over 250,000 new jobs per month in order to begin to whittle down the vast number of jobs lost in the Great Recession. At least 125,000 new jobs are necessary each month just to keep up with an expanding population of working-age people. With only 115,000 jobs in April, the hole is getting even deeper. Most observers pay attention to the official rate of unemployment, which edged down to 8.1 percent in April from 8.2 percent in March. That may sound like progress, but it’s not. The unemployment rate dropped because more people dropped out of the labor force, too discouraged to look for work. The household survey, from which the rate is calculated, counts as “unemployed” only people who are actively looking for work. If you stop looking because the job scene looks hopeless for you, you’re no longer counted. In the winter months — December, January, and February – hiring had seemed to pick up, averaging over 250,000 new jobs per month. Then the mini-surge stopped. The simplest explanation is that the mild winter across much of the United States gave an unusual boost to hiring then, leading to a correction by the spring.
Mt antenna doesn't even pick the channel up. And I quit the satellite service as worthless. Even Fox news is full of it lately.
That's the only cure for "the media" brainwashing us. More lies and nonsense comes from these people than you can shake a stick at.
This time they got the blacks in riot mode and some poor bastard is under death threat for defending himself.
Now you see why they want to regulate the internet so they can continue their scams and invent all kinds of bullshit to make money even if innocent people get killed.
Third Employee Fired for Editing George Zimmerma Call | TheBlaze.com
TVNewser explains what happened with the latest incident: In a story for the “Today” show on March 20, Luciano used part of the George Zimmerman 911 call in which an entire phrase (italicized below) was taken from a later part of the conversation: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or on drugs or something. He’s got his hand in his waistband. And he’s a black male. Dispatcher: Are you following him? Zimmerman: Yeah. Dispatcher: Okay, we don’t need you to do that. But here’s how the call really went: Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about. Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he white, black, or Hispanic? Zimmerman: He looks black. NBC confirmed to Newser that Luciano is no longer with the network after having joined them a short 18 months ago from Univision. Her firing came after an internal investigation into the incident. Media watchdog Media Research Center (MRC) excoriated NBC over the news, especially considering the network has yet to deliver an on-air apology (it has, however, done so via a statement).
Friday, May 04, 2012
We came in last in sales in the district so most of management is looking for jobs. Patti and I lost a couple of thousand in wages last year and this year. Supposedly the company is sending a new crew to straighten out the backroom and get the shelves stocked because the inventory system sucks.
One more year and we can retire and go back into business again.
High persistent unemployment, high gas prices, took our 400$ tax credit away, and everybody pissing and moaning about Obama care is just the beginning.
The guy needs a liberal Republican to run against to have any chance..... Oh wait!!!
Thursday, May 03, 2012
War on me and you more like it. Think of it as a tax on the rich because they will screw the money out of you. Everything you buy comes from oil. Everything you eat. Everything you need.
With oil prices this high the depression continues
DREVNA: War on fossil fuels continues - Washington Times
The April 30 resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Al Armendariz after he was caught telling the truth - that he wants to “crucify” companies he claims don’t comply with environmental laws - will do nothing to slow the Obama administration’s senseless war on fossil fuels. Mr. Armendariz, the top EPA official for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, said in a 2010 videotaped speech, which attracted notice only a few days ago, that he once told his staff about his “philosophy of enforcement” by using what he called a “crude analogy.” “It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean,” Mr. Armendariz said in the video. “They’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw, and they’d crucify them. And then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.” Mr. Armendariz said, “You make exa
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
No one can really say, like 'Nam, just what we were supposed to be doing there. Other than surrounding Iran, the place is worthless.
One thing we did do is save the heroin industry!
Obama in Kabul: Afghan war near an end - Washington Times
Looking to deliver on his 2008 campaign promise to extricate the U.S. from two wars, President Obama on Tuesday night mapped out an agreement for an American withdrawal from Afghanistan. In a prime-time address from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Mr. Obama called for an end to an era of war. “My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war,” the president said. “Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. The Iraq War is over. The number of our troops in harm’s way has been cut in half, and more will be coming home soon. We have a clear path to fulfill our mission in Afghanistan, while delivering justice to al Qaeda.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Cut government spending during a Depression and the economy tanks. Duh!!!
This is not a left right argument but history of the Great Depression coming to a neighborhood near you.
RETAIL SALES, PMI REPORTS SHOW WEAKENING EUROZONE ECONOMIES | PRAGMATIC CAPITALISM
Carrefour, Europe’s biggest retailer, said it would focus on cutting prices to lure back consumers as it braced for another tough year as cash-strapped shoppers reduced spending. The French group, posting a 0.1 percent drop in underlying first-quarter sales, said it was hit by continued weakness in its core French hypermarkets and in austerity-hit Southern Europe, where shoppers cut back on purchases of discretionary non-food items. This problem is not unique to Carrefour. The Eurozone is experiencing a sharp contraction in the retail sector.